Career Highlights

Robin Holder's work has been featured in one-person exhibitions at the Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama, The Spelman College Museum, and The David Driskell Center at University of Maryland, College Park, the American Labor Museum and The North Carolina Central University Art Museum. She received an Individual Visual Artist Grant from The Brooklyn Arts Council as well as a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Artist As Catalyst grant. Holder's filmed interview is included in the extensive Hatch Billops: Artist and Influences Archives at Emory University. She has been taped by The New York Foundation for the Arts,  And The Women Gather, The Art Settlers of New York, The Artist Archive and Educurious. She has been interviewed by New Times Holler, WBAI, AMCTV, and Le Point.  Ms. Holder has completed large-scale site-specific public art commissions for The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Connecticut State Arts Commission and New Jersey Transit. Her work is included in significant collections including the Library of Congress, Con Edison, Xerox Corporation, Yale University, United Parcel Service, The Washington State Arts Commission, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She has served as a panelist, lecturer, and consultant with a variety of institutions such as Pratt Institute, The New York State Council on the Arts, the Bronx Council on the Arts, Delaware Division of the Arts, the Pennsylvania Arts Council, The New York Museum of Natural History, Cooper Union, The Center for Arts Education and Parsons School of Design.

"The works of Robin Holder must be viewed slowly and fully to understand the richness of the imagery and the intensity of the labor involved in their creation. Using a technique to create compositions made from various stencil plates pieced together in joyfully painstaking detail, Holder builds up layer upon layer of color and form What is eventually achieved is a balance of subdued tonal plays of light."    Kevin Sipp,  Public Art Program Curator,  City of Atlanta: Office of Cultural Affairs . Formerly Curator at Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta

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